Medical Definition of Collateral ligament

1. One of a number of ligaments on either side of, and serving as a radius of movement of, a joint having a hingelike movement; they occur at the following joints: elbow, knee, wrist, and the metacarpo-or metatarsophalangeal, proximal interphalangeal, and distal interphalangeal joints of the hands and feet. Synonym: ligamentum collaterale. (05 Mar 2000)



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